Connect The Dots
When I was young I loved connecting the dots. Remember those pictures with dots and numbers that you had to connect to complete a picture? You had to start at number one and then follow your way one by one along the numbered steps, and pretty quickly a picture would develop. In life, connecting the dots is a much bigger challenge. Now as adults we have to connect life dots such as emotion dots, relationship dots, job dots, decision dots, parenting dots, etc. I continually aim to make sense of situations and circumstances and long for a simple numbered life sheet to give me guidance and direction.
Do you ever feel that way? Do you ever wonder how to connect daily choices and behaviors to solutions? Do you struggle to understand how to connect the dots between your actions and the desired result? Between the decisions you need to make and the impacts it will have? Most of the time we are so focused on the end result and do not realize that it is the process that determines our course. Just like connecting the dots, life’s events do not just happen randomly. It is numbered just like our days are numbered. In the last blog, we were applauding Matt Sileno, the President of The Intuitive Group, Inc., for his commitment to recognition and living in the moment. It’s absolutely easy to get wrapped up in the hustle of building and managing a business, yet nonetheless Matt continuously adds value to the company culture by taking out his team for recreational activities to bond and recharge after a week of hard work.
Other times, when it’s difficult to discern what to do, sometimes you need to just sit back and have faith that things will work out in the end. Trusting your own decisions is often one of the most difficult but necessary and rewarding experiences. When we connect the dots, we are demonstrating what it takes to get to the next level, or make the next decision, or choose the next response. You have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.
Imagine what our lives, families, and communities would look like if we disciplined ourselves to purposefully connect our life dots each day. The world would see a beautiful picture!